DAWC 047 – SIBO – Bacterial Overgrowth

SIBO – Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

SIBO – Do you take probiotics?  May I ask why?  Did a qualified health care professional direct you to do so?  Or perhaps it’s just because everyone else is doing it.  I mean it’s just a supplement so it can’t be bad, right?  After all, you consulted Dr. Google, and Dr. Google says they’re good.

This is the fundamental problem with the “pop & pray” mentality many take towards supplements.  Sadly most people fail to realize that there can be a problem with too much of everything.

A few weeks ago, a patient came into my office complaining of weight loss, fatigue, diarrhea, and other digestive problems.  The patient told me their other health care providers recommended probiotics but they actually seemed to make things worse.  This person wanted to know if I could help them.

After a thorough consultation, I performed enzyme nutrition testing.  The test results were quite puzzling.  After some long thought and analysis, I realized it had to be .

SIBO stands for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth.  So what exactly does that mean?  It means the bacterial population in the patient’s gut is out of control.  Since it’s overgrown, it’s robbing the patient of the nutrients from their food.  That’s why this particular patient shows all the classic signs of malnutrition.

Does this sound like anyone you know?  Are the hounding down probiotics like there’s no tomorrow?  Do they understand the potential risks and dangers of doing so, if they don’t actually need them?  If so, give this episode of Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner a good listen.

In this break through episode, Dr. Andy details SIBO.  He goes into the possible causes, classic signs, and common treatments.   He also goes over the dangers of taking supplements without knowing if you actually need them.

Do you have digestive problems?

Do you suffer from chronic digestive problems?  Are you missing out on work family or fun?  If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

About Dr. Andy

After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  In fact, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. Do you suffer from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine?  Contact us on the web, visit our office in Redmond, WA or give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.


This episode originally aired on 08-14-2017